BUFFALO, N.Y. — The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) is pleased to announce that it is working with the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research (CCR) connecting NYFVI funded projects to high powered computational systems at no cost. If a project leader or team member knows how to use these tools, then they are able to register to access the system.
If a researcher is developing a NYFVI proposal that would benefit from additional expertise with these systems and data analytics, NYFVI would be happy to make an introduction. For example, the University at Buffalo has a team of multi-disciplinary computational scientists with expertise ranging from computer programming, data analysis, spatial statistical modeling, multivariate statistics, machine learning, image processing, model-data fusion, inverse model development, and Monte Carlo analysis. This talent, combined with powerful hardware and software technology, is a valuable resource for New York’s agricultural research community.
UB CCR’s industry computing resources were funded by a grant from the Empire State Development Division of Science Technology and Innovation (ESD/NYSTAR. The program is designed to connect industry to computational resources to stimulate economic development. NYFVI is the first agriculture organization to request a collaboration.
Over the years, NYFVI funded projects have amassed significant datasets. New inexpensive data collection devices such as drones and animal monitors are only increasing the volume of data that is readily available. This data, both historical and newly collected, is one of the reasons why this year’s RFP emphasizes agricultural technology and big data.
NYFVI knows that NY’s land grant university and extension system deeply understand NY farmers and have unparalleled expertise in plant and animal sciences. That’s why we want to support NY researchers, with introductions to colleagues across the SUNY system who would like to apply their analytical skills to agricultural projects.
NYFVI has a long history of encouraging collaboration. If you have a possible project in mind, or a large dataset that would benefit from an introduction, please email Aileen Randolph firstname.lastname@example.org.
RFP Closes November 13, 2017
NYFVI is seeking proposals for its competitive grant program. New this year, the organization is encouraging proposals that will accelerate the adoption of technology and help farmers make better use of data on their farm. Proposals are welcome from any individual, business or organization seeking to build and share knowledge to improve the economic viability of New York’s farmers. All applications must be submitted online. For questions or help with proposal development, applicants are encouraged to email or call NYFVI staff. All information can be found at www.nyfvi.org. Applications are due by November 13, 2017.
NYFVI receives generous support from the Governor and the New York State Legislature, through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. This request for proposals anticipates a funding appropriation in the 2018-2019 New York State Budget.
–New York Farm Viability Institute
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